About Preston Smalley

Preston is a product management leader with a background in digital TV entertainment, two-sided marketplaces and mobile apps used everyday by millions of people.

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In  his current role as VP of Product he shapes next generation TV experiences redefining what customers expect from a traditional set-top box including better reaching sports fans, music listeners and integrating internet content from the likes of Netflix and YouTube onto X1. He led the acquisition of sports technology company, OneTwoSee, and Comcast Cable’s approach to the last three Olympics (2018 PeyongChang, 2016 Rio, 2014 Sochi) driving viewership up in X1 households by 27% over the rest of the country (2016 Rio). Finally, his teams drive the viewing experience for millions of customers on mobile and connected TVs thru the XFINITY Stream App–a top rated app used on average 19 times a week by over 5 million households. 

In 2010 Preston joined Comcast to run Plaxo as its general manager for 2 years prior to taking on my current role within “Technology & Product” on Video. While leading Plaxo he discovered Lean Startup as a key way to gauge customer interest in emerging product ideas and more swiftly get to product-market-fit. Prior to Comcast, he led User Experience Design at eBay where he touched many aspects of its buyer and seller experiences over his 7 years there including the launch of its mobile app in 2008 (a $10B business today).

Preston earned an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business while working at eBay to augment his BS in Computer Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He speaks on product management topics at various conferences and is an active member of the Collaborative Gain Councils which builds stronger product executives.

In the Town of Danville where he’s lived since 2003, Preston coaches youth baseball and is on the board of the local little league. To raise awareness and funding support for multiple sclerosis (MS), he rides each year a 120-mile BikeMS event.

Preston’s full resume and recommendations are available on LinkedIn.

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